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Applying Predictive Analytics to Customer Experience Solutions
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Applying Predictive Analytics to Customer Experience Solutions

If you truly want to become a more customer-centric business, then you're going to need to become a more data-centric business. Customer data offers you hundreds of ways to personalize the way you engage with and sell to your customers. This ultimately means that if you're not leveraging customer data, the chances are high that other competitors are doing a better job at catering to your customers. That being said, with so many different options to weigh when you're looking to use data to improve your customer experiences, it can be difficult to pick out the right solution for your business and its customers. While it might be tough to narrow things down in terms of software and tools, there are some data concepts that will likely serve you well regardless of the industry you're in. Pre...
5 Things You Need to Know About the Real Estate Industry
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5 Things You Need to Know About the Real Estate Industry

The real estate industry is a fantastic space for retail investors to energize their portfolios and make enormous profits that will boost them into retirement and beyond. Property is one of the best investments you can make as a saver, but the real estate industry doesn’t simply offer free growth or capital returns to its investors. There is a long learning curve that you will have to travel along in order to understand the ins and outs of the marketplace and begin to see giant returns on your investments. That being said, the learning process doesn’t have to be painful. Taking the time to understand the market before diving in is the best way forward and it will teach you all that you will need to know about real estate investments and the industry itself. 1. You can and should invest ...
How to Enhance Your Brand’s Outreach Efforts
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How to Enhance Your Brand’s Outreach Efforts

If you're a growing business, you likely have a lot of tasks on your plate. From building up a memorable brand to producing products or services that your customers love, no task in a new business isn't worth your time, energy, and money. That being said, there are some tasks that should take a higher priority than others, particularly if you really want to set up a strong foundation for future business. One of these tasks is performing outreach for your brands. In its most general terms, brand outreach for your company may involve marketing tasks, getting your name and product in front of customers, or even attracting talented new employees to your business. All of these goals are worthwhile, but it's a good idea to focus on each one at a time in order to ensure that it truly has a pos...
4 Tips for Running a Business From Your Home
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4 Tips for Running a Business From Your Home

Running a business can be challenging. Managing it from home doesn't make it any easier. However, it's understandable why many people opt to run their businesses from home. First, many start-ups struggle financially and may not have enough money at their disposal to secure a space big enough. Whatever the case might be, the aim is to make a profit and be successful at the end of the day. Below are four tips for running a business from home 1. Get proper documentation and licensing. The fact that you are working from home doesn't mean that you're on a different planet. Every city or state has specific rules and laws governing business operations. You need to make sure that you contact the necessary department to obtain the necessary documentation to operate thoroughly. This is essential...
How Salesforce Can Be Used in Health-Based Businesses
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How Salesforce Can Be Used in Health-Based Businesses

Since the emergence of the COVID-19 virus, health and wellness has been at the forefront of everyone's mind. The demand for personal care items, such as vitamins and supplements, is at an all-time high at the moment, and many supplement businesses are trying hard to keep up. In order to meet the specific needs of their customers, many businesses are integrating software solutions that allow them to uniquely configure their products. Product configuration and customization are crucial to the success of vitamin companies, but it's not something that can easily be accomplished on their own. This is why software integrations are so essential in the industry. The Benefits of CPQ Applications in the Healthcare Manufacturing Industry One software integration that is especially beneficial in t...
5 Tips for Launching a Pet Friendly Salon
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5 Tips for Launching a Pet Friendly Salon

Starting a new business comes with risks, and the beauty space is a competitive market. However, the beauty industry also produced revenues of up to $49.5 billion U.S. dollars in 2019. That means if you have the right idea or the right product, there's plenty of money to be made. Given that homes with pets in the United States are expected to climb to 71 million households by the end of 2020, it just makes sense to incorporate pets and a pet-friendly environment into the salon experience. Not only does it provide a social experience for clients with dogs, but it also allows for a relaxing trip knowing your pet isn't home alone. Still, there are unique challenges when starting a salon that's also welcoming for pets. If you don't know where to start, let's go over five tips for launching ...
Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Boss
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Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Boss

2020 has been one for the record books, but luckily the holiday season is right around the corner and with the year it's been, we could all use some holiday cheer. Few things quicken the spirit like listening to Christmas tunes, paying way too much for whatever Starbucks decides is the flavor of the season, and shopping for family and friends. This year when you do your holiday shopping, you should consider putting your boss on the list. Getting a gift for your boss isn't about scoring points — even though you shouldn't turn the points down if you do score some — it's about the same thing gift-giving is always about, showing people you care. Continue reading to get some gift ideas your boss will love. A Plant Here's a fun fact for you: not every Christmas gift has to have a power ...
How to Make a Great First Impression on Potential Investors
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How to Make a Great First Impression on Potential Investors

Anyone looking for investors for their business knows the importance of a great first impression. Research tells us that people can form powerful ideas about others in as little as seven seconds. The look, smell, and body language of an individual give clues about the way they behave, think, and carry themselves throughout life. Whether we develop insightful feelings about others or not based upon these first seconds of a new interaction with strangers is irrelevant when seeking startup or continuing business funding. What matters is using this to your advantage in order to always leave a great impression on those you hope to receive money from. Here's how to make an impression your investors won't forget. Know your stats like the back of your hand. A surefire way to make an impact whe...
How to Start A Home Improvement Blog
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How to Start A Home Improvement Blog

You’ve got a great eye, some expertise, and you’re ready to write! Starting a blog can be a really exciting and fulfilling project, especially during the pandemic. Starting out, you’ll just be writing for a small audience, but eventually, your blog may get enough traffic that you could be sponsored and make some money off of your passion project. One of the hottest topics right now is home improvement. From the more technical aspects to styling aesthetics, people are looking for guidance and inspiration, which you can absolutely provide. Wondering how to get started? Here are a few tips to start you on your blog writing journey. Give yourself a lot of options. When you’re first starting out, you’re going to have a lot of different ideas about what pieces you’d like to write and high...
Top 10 Benefits of Car Ownership
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Top 10 Benefits of Car Ownership

Cars are almost sacred in today’s society. They're a rite of passage from adolescents to young adulthood. They symbolize more than just transportation. With COVID-19 and the current state of the world, cars represent even more to an individual. Here are 10 reasons why you should consider car ownership. Accessibility Even when public transportation isn’t shut down, there isn’t an easier way to get around than a car. It opens access to jobs, locations, and people you might not have otherwise had. Your opportunities open when you have access to your own means of transportation. Flexibility Another aspect of car ownership is being able to set your own schedule and adjust that schedule on the fly. When you own a vehicle, you are in charge of leave times. You are able to decide that you can,...